Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Quick question: how do you pronounce "again?"

I had some students complain about the way I pronounce "again."  I'll let you know later how I pronounced it.

How do you pronounce "again?"

1. a-gen (short e)
2. a-gayn/agén (long e)
3. a-gin (short i)
4. some other way.

Note: all have hard G's.

If you wish, please state your approximate location in the world (Canada/Saskatchewan/Estevan/Puxatawney/Australia/etc.).  You may also wish to state that English is your first or second language if necessary.

6 comments:

Chrystal Ocean said...

I'm a British import. For me, it's always been short e. I think the long e version is an Americanism, but not sure from which region of the US.

Anonymous said...

example one for me. However, I also put all of the T's in toronto.
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Canadian silver bug/Green Assassin Brigade said...

agen

first language
GTA

Skinny Dipper said...

Thanks AGAIN for your replies. I pronounced it "a-gayn." My students for the day said that it was "a-gen."

三八 said...

認識自己,是發現妳的真性格、掌握妳的命運、創照你前程的根源。 ..................................................

John said...

a-gen (short e)
But I do use the "ay" version if I am particularly exasperated with my teen daughter - "You skipped class? Argh! Not agaaayyynn!"
First language, Ottawa.